***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** Just to add another example: http://www.math.upatras.gr/~mboudour/articles/tgn.pdf This a preliminary presentation of a social networks analysis of a project mailing-list. The aim was to understand the interaction between structural (positional) characteristics and employed discursive forms (genres). (I hope sometime we might be able to finish it.) Cheers & Peace, --Moses M.A. Boudourides Associate Professor Department of Mathematics University of Patras 265 00 Rio-Patras Greece Tel.: +30-2610-996318 Fax: +30-2610-996318, +30-2610-992965 http://www.math.upatras.gr/~mboudour Danyel Fisher said: > ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/ ***** > > [Sorry, my last draft of this message bounced.] > > To add a few more datapoints: > > * Shelly Farnham, from Microsoft (may be on this list?) has done some > related work, investigating the social networks of development teams > based on, in two different studies, > - email interaction in the first > - mutual participation on group mailing lists in the second > Apparently, at Microsoft, this latter is a startlingly strong > indicator of participation and interest. She interviewed her users to > find out what they *expected* to see, and then compared that to the > networks that actually came out of their inboxes. She found a fairly > high correlation and connection between users' expectations and the > results they showed--plus lots of subjective comments from users who > were startled at how good an indicator the mailing lists actually > were. > > Some of these are written up in > > Farnham, S., Turski, A., Portnoy, W., & Davis, J. (2002). MSR > Connections: Exploring Who Knows Whom through Social Networks . Paper > submitted to CSCW 2002. [ http://research.microsoft.com/~shellyf/ ] > > > * I have done some not-dissimilar work, measuring social networks as > extracted from email "carbon-copy" lists for *outgoing* email records. I > presented participants with both a network extracted from their last > year of email, and "top ten" list of alters per month. Throughout the > interviews, my dozen participants were able to come up with coherent > explanations for most, but not all, network configurations. Some did > express disappointment at missing people (in particualr, my graphs never > showed isolates--"but where's my wife?"). Since I did not > pre-test my lists against expectations, I cant' tell you how many my > networks missed. > > Danyel > > _____________________________________________________________________ > SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social > network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an > email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line > UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.sfu.ca/~insna/). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.